Awards

Responsible Gaming Awards

At the 2008 WLA Convention and Trade Show in Rhodes, Greece, the WLA began honoring the lottery industry's most outstanding achievements in the area of responsible gaming through the WLA Responsible Gaming Awards. Since then, participating WLA member lotteries have been honored every two years at the WLA's biennial convention.

Previous WLA Responsible Gaming Awards held in 2008, 2010 and 2012, were open to WLA RGF level 4 certified members only. In order to further promote excellence and innovation in the lottery industry, the WLA redesigned the competition for the 2014 award, to also include and recognize the commitment and achievements of member lotteries certified to WLA RGF levels 2 and 3.

In addition to the Best Overall Responsible Gaming Program Award, which aims to recognize excellence in responsible gaming and reward the lottery with the best overall program at WLA RGF level 4, two new award categories were created for the 2014 competition. The Best Innovation in Responsible Gaming Award, aims to recognize members, certified to WLA RGF level4, showcasing best practices and innovation in the delivery of an element of their responsible gaming program or a specific initiative (for example the use of resources or tools). The Best Emerging Responsible Gaming Program recognise members, at level 2 or 3, whose plans clearly demonstrate commitment to a vision and plan that will realise a world class program. The Independent Assessment Panel selected a winner from level 2 and 3 certifications that have been awarded in the last 3 years.

WLS 2016 – Responsible gaming award winners

Doing the right thing for players and the broader community has made Corporate Social Responsibility, specifically the Responsible Gaming Principles and Framework, a priority for the World Lottery Association (WLA).

In order to further promote the best practices in the industry, the WLA honors Best Responsible Gaming Programs by its members. For this year’s World Lottery Summit in Singapore, awards were given for:

  • Best Overall Responsible Gaming Program
  • Best Innovation in Responsible Gaming Program

The WLA Responsible Gaming Awards for 2016 were presented by Anne Pattberg, Chair of the WLA Responsible Gaming Independent Assessment Panel during the General Meeting which was held on Wednesday, November 9, 2016.

Best Overall Responsible Gaming Program Award

Best Overall Responsible Gaming Program Award

The winner of the Best Overall Responsible Gaming Program Award was Lotto New Zealand.

The winner of this year’s Best Innovation in Responsible Gaming at each level were awarded to the following lotteries:

Best Innovation Level 4

Veikkaus Oy, Finland

Best Innovation Level 3

New Jersey Lottery, USA

Best Innovation Level 2

Texas Lottery Corporation, USA

WLS 2014 – Responsible gaming award winners

Doing the right thing for players and the broader community has made Corporate Social Responsibility, specifically the Responsible Gaming Principles and Framework, a priority for the World Lottery Association (WLA).In order to further promote the best practices in the industry, the WLA honors Best Responsible Gaming Programs by its members. At the 2014 World Lottery Summit in Rome, awards were given for:

Best Overall Responsible Gaming Program

Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation Canada
CEO letter WLA RG-Award for best overall RG-Program
OLG Submission for Awards
OLG Corporate Profile

Best Innovation in Responsible Gaming Program

Atlantic Lottery Corporation, Canada
ALC WLA Submission AskAway

Best Emerging Responsible Gaming Program

Nanum Lotto, South Korea
Treatment Referral Nanumlotto level2 submission

The WLA Responsible Gaming Awards for 2014 were presented by Maria Sillanpaa, Chair of the WLA Responsible Gaming Independent Assessment Panel during the General Meeting which was held on Wednesday, November 5, 2014.

The winners of the previous WLA Responsible Gaming Awards are:

2012: Camelot UK Lotteries Limited
2010: British Columbia Lottery Corporation (BCLC)
2008: Svenska Spel